Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Coordinates: 43°47′24″N 4°49′57″E / 43.79°N 4.8325°E / 43.79; 4.8325


Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Provençal Occitan: Sant Romieg de Provença in classical and Sant Roumié de Prouvènço in Mistralian norms) is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

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Geography

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20 km (12 miles) south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.

Sights

On the southern outskirts of the city, the ruins of the Roman city of Glanum can still be seen, including a "Triumphal Arch".

Notable residents

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence was the birthplace of Nostradamus, a 16th century author of prophecies.
  • Marie Gasquet, a Provençale novelist and queen of the Felibrige, was born in Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
  • The painter Vincent van Gogh was treated here in the psychiatric center at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889–1890).
  • Princess Caroline of Monaco and her children lived in Saint-Rémy for several years following the death of her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi.
  • In 1952 soaring over the mountains here Charles Atger set the world duration record in a sailplane. He stayed aloft for 56 hours and 15 minutes. Because of concerns over pilot exhaustion, this record category has been discontinued.

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